September 2018
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM).

Although we respond quickly and effectively to our emergency calls, in a big disaster first responders may not have the capability to reach everyone immediately.

In fact,
in a major disaster, help may not arrive for hours or days.

Here's how you can prepare ahead of time:

  • Take time to learn CPR and first aid
  • Prepare a 96-hour kit
  • Check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards like flood, earthquakes, and wildfires.  
  • Consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency.
  • Know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off your water and natural gas.

SLC Emergency Management Resources
(801) 799-3605

Stay Safe,
Chief Karl Lieb
This September Prep Your 96-Hour Kit
SLC Emergency Management recommends that each person prepare a 96-hour kit (in place of a 72-hour kit) in case of emergencies or a major disaster.

Below are nine basic categories that should be considered when building a 96-hour kit:

  • Water (make sure a filter can get levels down to 2 microns)
  • Food (freeze-dried foods weigh less/have a longer shelf life)
  • Clothes (pack seasonally, twice a year)
  • Medication (leave a note on top of your kit to grab them)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Multi-tool/can-opener
  • AM/FM radio
  • Hygiene items (soap, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • First-aid (gauze, sterile saline, medical tape/gloves, etc.)


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